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Local builders partner with Habitat for Humanity


Nationwide Home Builders Blitz starts next month

As part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2017, June 5-9, professional homebuilders and suppliers will provide the labor, funding, and materials to help more than 200 families across the U.S. build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

“Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz is truly a testament to the willingness of local builders to invest in their communities,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Since 2002, professional builders have partnered with families to create positive ripple effects in neighborhoods and make everyday moments more meaningful. We are so grateful for their support.”

In Sanford, Habitat for Humanity of Seminole-Apopka and professional homebuilders will help a single mom and her children build a safe place they can call home.

The property at 1804 William Clark Avenue in Sanford was donated by Bank of America and the previous structure demolished by the City of Sanford. Led by Wharton-Smith, Inc. and E2 Homes, professional contractors will complete the home in one week.

“We struggle as a community to take care of families in need,” said Tim Smith of Wharton-Smith, Inc. “It’s about independence and a lot of families, given their situations, don’t know how to get that. We at Wharton-Smith feel blessed to be in a position to help create that change.”

The event is supported nationwide by presenting sponsor Ply Gem, with additional support from Martin Marietta, The Blue Book Building and Construction Network, Huber Engineered Woods, Masco Corp., Columbia Forest Products and Gildan.

Local support is provided by Wharton Smith, Inc., E2 Homes, Builders First Source, CPH, Giles Electric, SkyHigh Aerial Productions, THARP, City of Sanford, Sanford Police Department, Acousti Engineering Company of FL, BNG Construction, Inc., Comfort Systems USA, Dunkman Paint and Wallcovering, Souder Masonry, Inc., Lafrontier Builders, Inc., Commercial Flooring and SI Goldman Co., Inc.

Groundbreaking for the event will take place on June 1st at 8 A.M. and Dedication on June 13th at 6 P.M.

About Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka

Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka has completed more than 165 homes throughout the community. Through the use of donations, in-kind gifts, and volunteer labor, Habitat builds simple, decent, efficient homes which are sold to low-income families in the community at no profit and financed with an affordable mortgage. Homebuyers contribute sweat equity helping to build their home as well as homes of other Habitat families. To learn more about Habitat Seminole & Apopka or to make a donation, call (407) 696-5855 or go here.

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